The Performing Arts Department is a vibrant and busy place where there is always activity and noise! We offer specialist teaching in music and dance from three full-time and four peripatetic staff. St Benedict’s has many talented pupils and we are extremely proud of their achievements and successes. The Performing Arts suite of subjects provides students with the ability to discover and develop their creative abilities in several disciplines.
Key Stage 4
Following the BTEC First in Performing Arts Syllabus at Key stage 4 allows our students to further explore and develop their creative potential in performance and production. They continue to develop their analytical skills, producing and performing skills throughout the course. They produce evidence of their learning through a reflective portfolio and a final practical showcase performance.
Key Stage 5
Level 3 BTEC in Performing Arts is offered in the Sixth Form and is the equivalent of one A Level. Students complete four units of study over the two years. The course is assessed via coursework and practical assessments and opens up many career opportunities in the PA industry.